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Puja for Bhante in Mexico City, Coyoacán

By David Chávez on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 20:03

Puja for Bhante in Mexico City, Coyoacán

By David Chávez on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 20:03

Also in Mexico City in the Buddhist Centre, in Coyoacán neighborhood, there was a puja for Bhante. Here is the picture of the shrine.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Padmasambhava mantra for Bhante in Mexico City Buddhist Centre

By David Chávez on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

Padmasambhava mantra for Bhante in Mexico City Buddhist Centre

By David Chávez on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

This was how we started our puja on tuesday evening, with a walking meditation chanting Padmasambhava mantra for Bhante. Then Upekshamati recited the sevenfold puja for Bhante that Maitreyabandhu wrote. Then we chanted other mantras that Bhante requested.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Help Wanted with Transport on Funeral Day

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:15

Help Wanted with Transport on Funeral Day

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:15

Here’s a request from the team co-ordinating Bhante’s funeral arrangements at Adhisthana:  If anyone has (or would be able to bring) a mini bus on the day of the funeral (Saturday 10th November) to help with bringing people from the nearby train stations to Adhisthana, please get in touch by email admin [at] adhisthana.org.  All offers of help appreciated!
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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Poem

By jyotika on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 11:18

Poem

By jyotika on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 11:18

Knowing that I’d be at Adhisthana this month, I was hoping to meet Bhante. I haven’t been with him one to one since I used to read to him in his warm annexe at Madhyamaloka over fifteen years ago; those readings being one of the great pleasures and privileges of my life back then.

I wrote to him early last year to reconnect after a period of struggle in my life during which I tasted many sour fruits, the most plump among them being pride. Having tasted it, and its core of fear and...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Fulfilling Bhante's Wish

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 10:52

Fulfilling Bhante's Wish

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 10:52

If you would like to express your gratitude for Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita’s life you could give to a project which we know was very dear to Bhante’s heart and currently faces a funding crisis: the editing and publication of his Complete Works.

Bhante Sangharakshita’s wish was to see “a complete, uniform edition” of all his writings, published and unpublished. 

Many people’s generous gifts for Bhante’s 90th birthday began to fulfil this wish with the...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante Urgyen Sangharaksit

By atishnnby on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 09:51

भन्ते उर्गेन संघरक्षित 

भन्ते तुम्ही आमची प्रेरणा आहात शिलरूपी गंध आहात
प्रज्ञारूपी दृष्टी तुमची करुणेचा अथांग सागर आहात 

अज्ञानरुपी वाळवंटात फुलवलेली बाग आहात
माणुसकीचा धम्म तुमचा विर्याची खान आहात 

त्रिरत्नावर श्रद्धा तुमची त्याचे तुम्ही अभिवेक्ती आहात 
शरणगमनाचे चैतन्य नवे त्या चैतन्याचे प्रखर तेज आहात 

धम्म हीच संपत्ती तुमची त्याचे सुवर्ण पान आहात 
बोधिसत्वाचे रूप तुमचे संघाचे आधारस्तंभ आहात 

सत्याचा मार्ग तुमचा तुम्ही निर्वाणाचे धनी आहात
भन्ते आजही तुम्ही आमच्या हृदयात जिवंत आहात
भन्ते आजही तुम्ही आमच्या हृदयात जिवंत आहात

ATISH MESHRAM
Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante Urgyen Sangharaksit

By atishnnby on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 09:20

Bhante Urgyen Sangharaksit

By atishnnby on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 09:20

Gratitude for Bhante and Dedicated My Poem for Bhante in Marathi Language

We are paying Tribute to our Spiritual Friend a great teacher, my Kalyanmitra. I fell very sad bhante I missing You Bhante. 

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Questions arising following your passing

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 06:42

Questions arising following your passing

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 06:42

Should I mourn your absence?
What form could contain
that unrivalled presence?

Should I weep for you?
What tears offer release
to one already freed?

Should I run to your side?
What frantic display
reveres your stillness?

Should I recall you?
What image gives shape
to your shabby elegance?

Should I speak of you?
What eulogy does justice
to your eloquence?

Should I bequeath garlands?
What wilted flowers
could embody such wisdom?

Should I hold to your words?
Why...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Memorial poem written the day Bhante died

By james murphy on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:45

Memorial poem written the day Bhante died

By james murphy on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:45

In one way or another, Sangharakshita’s spiritual genius has been the sheet anchor throughout the storm of my own deviating spiritual aspirations and divagations. More often than not, in the middle of any particular struggle for understanding, his was the aesthetic and moral compass which I depended on for a true reading of the way out of the labyrinth; his star the brilliant Sirius on a dark night; his, the lodestone that attracted the light of clarity. My gratitude to him is unrepayable. In...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Puja for Bhante in Mexico City

By David Chávez on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 23:13

Puja for Bhante in Mexico City

By David Chávez on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 23:13

Yesterday evening we got together to do a special puja for our beloved Bhante, in Mexico City Buddhist Centre (Rome neighborhood). We recited Maitreyabandhu’s sevenfold puja for Bhante and also chanted mantras requested by Bhante. Upekshamati led the puja and said some lovely words. Many of us wouldn’t be buddhists if it was not for Bhante and his precious legacy of teachings and the Triratna order.

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